#19 It

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It is a horror novel written by Stephen King. He has written many other books. His preferred genre is horror. This story is set in a fake place called Derry, Maine, in the 1950s and the 1980s. There are two timelines in the book. It is about a group of children who must go up against a monster – the “it” of the title – that kills kids in a cycle every 27 years. It is also about what happens when those children grow up to realize that they failed the kill the monster the first time.

The characters are Stuttering Bill, Mike Hanlon, Ben Hanscom, Eddie Kaspbrack, Beverly Marsh, Richie Tozer, and, of course, It. It is a monster that is unlike anything anyone has ever seen, It is an all powerful being, but it can still be hurt and even killed. Stuttering Bill is the leader of the band who stop It in 1950, when his brother dies and Bill puts a wheel of events in motion which will end in the final confrontation. Mike Hanlon was the last person to join the gang that stop It. Ben Hanscom was the builder of the group, and he became a famous architect. Eddie Kaspbrack was the directions kid in their group. Richie was the practical one in the group. Beverly was the only girl in the group, and the only reason they all came back.

The adventure all  starts with the death of Georgie, Stuttering Bill’s younger brother. The gang is then brought together by the creator of the universe – the Turtle – and someone else. As they get closer to the confrontation, a school bully finally goes crazy and hunts them. He hunts them and even threatens to kill them. As he – Henry – gets crazier he collects some other people in his gang that are even crazier than he is. The important one is a boy – Peter – who killed his brother, and saw the world in a weird strange way where only he is a real human being. He dies when huge leaches suck his blood and It drags him down into his lair.

After the gang defeat It, they drift apart, but they are called back together by Mike who stayed in Derry and researched It for the next confrontation. When they all return, they all see It at lunch and then again when they go walking. To find out how this thriller ends, you must read this book.

It was the best book I have ever read. I would recommend it to anyone in High School. This book affected  me in a way that has changed the way I see reality. I insist this is a must read. I intend to read it again.

I am sorry for not writing in the last month. This book was very long and complicated so I could understand it better. I will now check in more regularly.


1 thought on “#19 It

  1. Holy cow, Robert! That’s an enormous book!
    I have not read It, but I have read a few Stephen King books and found them compelling. He is considered one of the best writers of our day, so I suspect that is why we both like to read him. I shy away from the terrifying ones–they give me nightmares!
    I just ordered King’s On Writing and expect to learn a great deal from him through that book.
    Keep on reading!


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